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Contemporary Mental Health Practice
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The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Comprehensive Mental State Examination and Assessment of the acutely psychiatrically unwell person.
- Describe the access and pathways and utilisation of resources in managing psychiatric emergencies.
- Be able to describe a range of crisis intervention techniques and theories
- Demonstrate skill in applying models of crisis intervention.
- Show and awareness of contemporary treatment practices including brief interventions.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in using Solution Focused Therapy.
- Mental health assessment
- Managing psychiatric emergencies
- Crisis intervention techniques and theories
- Contemporary treatment interventions
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
The course will: 1) Examine current contemporary trends and practice in delivering psychiatric care with emphasis on acute crisis and psychiatric emergencies. 2) Address treatment/care options within community settings and the integration and partnership with Non Government Organisations, General Practitioners, Police and other emergency services. 3) Enable the ethical decisions determining hospital and community based treatment options. 4) Reference the National Mental Health Standards and current West Australian Mental Health Division strategies and objectives.
- Patient case study (40%)
- Recorded presentation uploaded to LMS (20%)
- OSCE (40%)